Posts with category Exposiciones Madrid

The Abello Private Collection

By | 22 February, 2015 | 0 comments

coleccion abelloThe Uffizi in Italy, the Thyssen in Spain… the great art collections, which later became museums, emerged due to the love that the great families of that time felt for art, on which they invested vast sums of money.

Following the trail of those great collectors, Juan Abelló and his wife Anna Gamazo are known not just for their business dealings but also for their fantastic art collection that, for the first time, is being shown to the public. The works of art, a total of 160, can be seen in the CentroCentro space inside the Palacio de Comunicaciones, on Plaza de Cibeles, 1, as part of an exhibition called Patronage at the Service of Art (Mecenazgo al servicio del arte in Spanish), which allows you to see works of artists such as Berruguete, Zurbarán, Murillo, Degas, Sorolla, Picasso, Miró and Dalí, among other geniuses.

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Costume Museum: Get Dressed with your Eyes

By | 30 January, 2015 | 0 comments

museo trajeIt is not the most central museum in Madrid although it is well worth going to it to Moncloa, from where you just have a short walk to get there. Firstly, it is well worth visiting for its permanent collection, which is not so permanent as its name might imply because it is renovated every so often.

This part of the Costume Museum, or Museo del Traje in Spanish, offers a tour back in time and history’s relation with costumes, since before the 17th century until today. Meanwhile, exact replicas of outfits such as the funerary trousseau of Princess Maria, daughter of King Fernando III, who died at the age of five. It travels through other times such as Classicism or social classes like the bourgeoisie and it reaches costumes made by prestigious designers like Paco Rabanne, Cristóbal Balenciaga or samples by lesser-known yet experienced designers such as Philippe Laporte.

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